Dear Fellow Business Traveler,
A lot has been happening in the travel fitness industry. More and more
hotels and airlines are offering new or expanded fitness opportunities
to their customers.
In this issue, I share a few of the more noteworthy happenings.
To Your Health,
Customer Service, Healthy Travel Network
As these industry leaders demonstrate, the days of the dark, damp hotel
gym are limited.
..:: After an
independent survey showed how important fitness is to most business
travelers, Westin hotels launched the West inWORKOUT(SM) Powered by
Reebok. The program aims to overhaul all of the Westin fitness
facilities in North America with new strength and cardio equipment,
personal music and TV options, special Reebok equipment, and
Reebok-designed fitness programs.
Hotels has an in- room fitness program that includes treadmill-equipped
..:: Omni Hotels
launched it's Get Fit program with rooms that include a treadmill,
dumbbells, floor mat, bottle water, and healthy snacks.
Affinia Dumont (NY, NY) has in-room workout areas, including yoga and
stregnth training equipment. They also have a fitness concierge that
will provide running maps and health seminars.
I would never put "fitness" next to "airline" in a word
association game, but it seems that a couple of the airlines are
actually marketing to their health-conscious flyers.
..:: In the
seatback pocket on Jet Blue flights, you'll find instruction cards for
both in-flight Pilates and yoga. You can even print out the exercises
from their web site.
Song airlines is in the process of launching an in- flight exercise
program as well. Their's will include a ball and resistance band, and
is expected to be on all flights by the end of the summer.
We've all seen the recent spate of fast food restaurant's that have
introduced various diet options. Here's a sampling:
just announced that they have introduced ten Weight Watchers menu
items. The Weight Watchers' POINTS® values will be right on the
menu, so you can choose wisely.
famous for its lowfat subs and Jared, Subway has introduced
Atkins-endorsed wraps and salads.